Unlimited: Be Zealous for the Kingdom of God
Feb 4, 2022 309
Be zealous (Revelation 3:19, KJV).
If you would see souls converted, if you would hear the cry that “the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord”; if you would place crowns upon the head of the Saviour, and see His throne lifted high, then be filled with zeal.
For, under God, the way of the world’s conversion must be by the zeal of the church… It is not the extent of your knowledge, though that is useful; it is not the extent of your talent, though that is not to be despised; it is your zeal that will do great exploits.
Be zealous for the Kingdom.
This zeal is the fruit of the Holy Spirit: it draws its vital force from the continued operations of the Holy Ghost in the soul. If our inner life dwindles… we will not know zeal; but if we are strong and vigorous within, then we will feel a loving anxiety… for His will to be done on earth, even as it is in heaven.
A deep sense of gratitude will nourish Christian zeal. Looking to the pit from where we were rescued, we find abundant reason why we should spend and be spent for God. And more, zeal is stimulated by the thought of the eternal future… It feels that time is short compared with the work to be done. – Charles Spurgeon (Adapted)
Reflection: “Zeal” is an old-fashioned word. Perhaps a word that means the same thing is “passion.” Are you a passionate Christian? Reflect deeply on what it is that you are passionate about.